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    Occupational protective helmets

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

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    Published date:  05-09-1997

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 1801:1997 OCCUPATIONAL PROTECTIVE HELMETS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE
    6 - 1.2 OBJECTIVE
    6 - 1.3 CLASSIFICATION
    7 - 1.4 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    8 - 1.5 DEFINITIONS
    8 - 1.5.1 Basal plane
    8 - 1.5.2 Brim
    8 - 1.5.3 External vertical distance
    8 - 1.5.4 Harness
    8 - 1.5.5 Helmet accessories
    8 - 1.5.6 Helmet conspicuity
    9 - 1.5.7 High temperature workplace
    9 - 1.5.8 Lateral clearance
    9 - 1.5.9 Occupational protective helmet
    9 - 1.5.10 Peak
    9 - 1.5.11 Protective padding
    9 - 1.5.12 Reference plane
    9 - 1.5.13 Regulatory authority
    9 - 1.5.14 Retaining strap
    9 - 1.5.15 Retention system
    9 - 1.5.16 Shall
    9 - 1.5.17 Shell
    9 - 1.5.18 Shock absorbing liner
    9 - 1.5.19 Should
    9 - 1.5.20 Ventilation gap
    9 - 1.5.21 Ventilation holes
    9 - 1.5.22 Vertical clearance
    9 - 1.5.23 Wearing height
    9 - 1.6 NOMINAL VALUES AND TOLERANCES
    10 - 1.7 INTERPRETATION OF SPECIFIED LIMITING VALUES
    11 - SECTION 2 MATERIALS
    11 - 2.1 SHELL MATERIAL
    11 - 2.2 HEADBAND AND CRADLE MATERIALS
    11 - 2.2.1 General
    11 - 2.2.2 Optional requirement for dusty work environments
    12 - SECTION 3 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
    12 - 3.1 GENERAL
    12 - 3.2 SHELL
    12 - 3.2.1 Shell construction
    12 - 3.2.2 Brim
    12 - 3.2.3 Shell conspicuity
    12 - 3.2.4 Shell conspicuity for special purposes
    12 - 3.2.5 Retroreflective material
    12 - 3.3 RETENTION SYSTEM
    12 - 3.3.1 General
    13 - 3.3.2 Cradle
    13 - 3.3.3 Headband
    13 - 3.3.4 Nape strap
    13 - 3.3.5 Retaining strap for special purpose helmets
    13 - 3.4 HELMET ACCESSORIES
    13 - 3.4.1 General
    13 - 3.4.2 Lamp bracket and cable clip
    14 - 3.4.3 Retaining strap
    14 - 3.4.4 Earmuffs and means of attachment
    14 - 3.4.5 Eye and face protection (and means of attachment)
    14 - 3.4.6 Ear and neck protection
    14 - 3.4.7 Additional personal protective devices
    14 - 3.5 DIMENSIONS
    14 - 3.5.1 Vertical clearance
    14 - 3.5.2 Wearing height
    14 - 3.5.3 External vertical distance
    15 - 3.5.4 Lateral clearance
    15 - 3.6 VENTILATION
    15 - 3.6.1 General
    15 - 3.6.2 Shell vent
    15 - 3.7 HELMET MASS
    16 - SECTION 4 PERFORMANCE TESTING
    16 - 4.1 GENERAL
    16 - 4.2 APPLICATION OF TESTS
    17 - 4.3 CONDITIONING
    17 - 4.4 ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE TEST
    17 - 4.5 STIFFNESS TEST
    17 - 4.6 SHOCK ABSORPTION TEST
    17 - 4.7 RESISTANCE TO PENETRATION
    17 - 4.8 THERMAL PERFORMANCE
    17 - 4.8.1 Application of fire hazard assessment
    17 - 4.8.2 Resistance to ignition of helmet shell
    17 - 4.9 ADDITIONAL THERMAL REQUIREMENTS
    17 - 4.9.1 Prolonged high temperature stability
    18 - 4.9.2 Helmet shell material thermal performance
    18 - 4.9.3 Helmets intended for use in extreme high radiant heat environments
    18 - 4.9.4 Resistance to ignition or ear and neck protectors
    18 - 4.10 HIGH RETAINING STRAP STRENGTH
    18 - 4.11 RETAINING STRAP STRENGTH WITH SPECIFIED BREAKPOINT
    19 - SECTION 5 MARKING
    19 - 5.1 HELMET SHELLS
    19 - 5.2 HARNESS
    19 - 5.3 CHINSTRAPS
    20 - APPENDIX A - ELECTRICAL INSULATION TEST
    20 - A1 SCOPE
    20 - A2 PRINCIPLE
    20 - A3 APPARATUS
    20 - A4 PROCEDURE
    20 - A5 REPORT
    22 - APPENDIX B - STIFFNESS TEST
    22 - B1 SCOPE
    22 - B2 PRINCIPLE
    22 - B3 APPARATUS
    22 - B4 PROCEDURE
    22 - B5 REPORT
    23 - APPENDIX C - SHOCK ABSORPTION TEST
    23 - C1 SCOPE
    23 - C2 PRINCIPLE
    23 - C3 APPARATUS
    23 - C3.1 Headforms
    23 - C3.2 Striker
    23 - C4 METHODS OF MEASUREMENT OF TRANSMITTED FORCE
    23 - C4.1 Acceleration method
    24 - C4.2 Force method
    24 - C4.3 Data channel
    24 - C4.4 Instrumentation checks
    24 - C5 TEST PROCEDURE
    24 - C6 REPORT
    26 - APPENDIX D - PENETRATION TEST
    26 - D1 SCOPE
    26 - D2 PRINCIPLE
    26 - D3 APPARATUS AND MOUNTING
    26 - D3.1 Headforms
    26 - D3.2 Striker
    26 - D4 PROCEDURE
    27 - D5 REPORT
    28 - APPENDIX E - THERMAL PERFORMANCE
    28 - E1 SCOPE
    28 - E2 PRINCIPLE
    28 - E3 APPARATUS
    28 - E4 TEST 1
    28 - E4.1 Preparation
    28 - E4.2 Procedure
    28 - E4.3 Report
    29 - E5 TEST 2
    29 - E5.1 Preparation
    29 - E5.2 Procedure
    29 - E5.3 Report
    31 - APPENDIX F - METHODS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THERMAL STABILITY AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES
    31 - F1 SCOPE
    31 - F2 PRINCIPLE
    31 - F3 APPARATUS
    31 - F4 TEST 1
    31 - F4.1 Procedure
    31 - F4.2 Report
    32 - F5 TEST 2
    32 - F5.1 Procedure
    32 - F5.2 Report
    33 - APPENDIX G - ALUMINIUM BAR TEST METHOD FOR CONDUCTING SHOCK ABSORPTION TESTS ON A ROUTINE BASIS
    33 - G1 SCOPE
    33 - G2 PRINCIPLE
    33 - G3 APPARATUS
    33 - G4 PREPARATION FOR TEST
    34 - G5 APPLICATION OF IMPACT ENERGY
    34 - G6 PROCEDURE
    34 - G7 CRITERIA

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Sets out the requirements for three types of protective helmets reflecting their intended use. It deals with construction of the helmet shell and helmet finish and includes methods of tests. Specific additional performance requirements are given for occupational protective helmets used in high temperature workplaces and for bushfire fighters' helmets based on industrial helmets.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for occupational protective helmets to protect wearer's heads from falling objects in building and construction, quarrying, shipbuilding, forestry and other occupations with similar hazards.These requirements include the construction and materials of the helmet shell and head harness, mechanical strength of the shell and finish of the helmet.Methods of test referred to in this Standard are set out in Appendices A to F inclusive.This Standard does not specify requirements for helmets for motor vehicle users, pedal cyclists, horse riders and structural firefighters. For such requirements see AS 1698, AS/NZS 2063, AS 2063.1 and 2063.3 and AS 4067 respectively.Guidance on the selection, use and maintenance of occupational protective helmets is given by AS 1800.

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    Committee SF-018
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Pending Revision indicates that as a result of the Aged Standards review process, the document needs updating. If no project proposal, meeting the quality criteria, is received within the 12 month timeframe, the document shall be withdrawn.
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published in Australia as AS Z10-1961.AS M5 first published 1963.Second edition AS Z10-1964.Third edition AS Z10-1967.AS Z10-1967 revised and redesignated AS 1801-1975.Second edition AS 1801-1981.First published in New Zealand as NZSS 1585-1960 (being endorsement of BS 2826-1957 with Amendments).NZSS 1585-1960 revised and redesignated NZS 5806:1980.AS 1801-1981 and NZS 5806:1980 jointly revised, amalgamated and designated AS/NZS 1801:1997. 0 7337 1350 5

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 1270:2002 Acoustics - Hearing protectors
    AS 1815-1991 Metallic materials - Rockwell hardness test
    AS 2063.1-1986 Lightweight protective helmets (for use in pedal cycling, horse riding and other activities requiring similar protection) - Basic performance requirements
    AS/NZS 1716:2003 Respiratory protective devices
    AS 1270-1988 Acoustics - Hearing protectors
    AS/NZS 1698:2006 Protective helmets for vehicle users
    AS 1698-1988 Protective helmets for vehicle users
    AS/NZS 4067:2004 Firefighters' helmets
    AS 2755.1-1985 Textile fabrics - Burning behaviour Determination of ease of ignition of vertically oriented specimens
    AS 1816-1990 Metallic materials - Brinell hardness test
    AS 2512.5-1986 Methods of testing protective helmets - Determination of strength of retention system and its attachment points
    AS 2706-1984 Numerical values - Rounding and interpretation of limiting values
    AS/NZS 2512.5.1:1998 Methods of testing protective helmets - Determination of strength of retention system - Static strength
    AS 4067-1994 Firefighters' helmets - Specification
    AS/NZS 1800:1998 Occupational protective helmets - Selection, care and use
    AS/NZS 2063:1996 Pedal cycle helmets
    AS/NZS 1906.1:2007 Retroreflective materials and devices for road traffic control purposes Retroreflective sheeting
    AS 2706-2003 Numerical values - Rounding and interpretation of limiting values (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 1906.1:1993 Retroreflective materials and devices for road traffic control purposes - Retroreflective materials
    AS/NZS 1716:1994 Respiratory protective devices
    AS 2063.3-1988 Lightweight protective helmets (for use in pedal cycling, horse riding and other activities requiring similar protection) - Helmets for horse riders
    AS 1800-1981 The selection, care and use of industrial safety helmets
    AS/NZS 2512.1:1998 Methods of testing protective helmets - Definitions and headforms
    AS/NZS 1337:1992 Eye protectors for industrial applications

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    AS 3860-1991 Fixed guideway people movers
    AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment
    AS 2507-1998 The storage and handling of agricultural and veterinary chemicals
    AS/NZS 3833:2007 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods, in packages and intermediate bulk containers
    AS 1940:2017 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS 1470-1986 Health and safety at work - Principles and practices
    AS/NZS 1716:2012 Respiratory protective devices
    AS/NZS 4836:2011 Safe working on or near low-voltage electrical installations and equipment
    AS 3961-2005 The storage and handling of liquefied natural gas
    AS 3780-1994 The storage and handling of corrosive substances
    AS/NZS 4836:2001 Safe working on low-voltage electrical installations
    AS/NZS 5070.1:2008 Siting and operation of radiocommunications facilities General guidelines for fixed, mobile and broadcasting facilities including fixed location satellite earth stations independent of the operating frequency (Reconfirmed 2019)
    AS/NZS 3576:1998 Clearing saws, brushcutters and grass trimmers - Guide to safe working practices
    AS 3765.1-1990 Clothing for protection against hazardous chemicals - Protection against general or specific chemicals
    AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces
    AS/NZS 3833:1998 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods in packages and intermediate bulk containers
    AS/NZS 1716:2003 Respiratory protective devices
    SAA HB 9-1994 Occupational personal protection
    AS/NZS 4576:1995 Guidelines for scaffolding
    AS 1418.1-2002 Cranes, hoists and winches General requirements
    AS 1940-2004 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS 2187.4-1998 Explosives - Storage, transport and use Pyrotechnics - Outdoor displays
    AS/NZS 1800:1998 Occupational protective helmets - Selection, care and use
    AS/NZS 4233.1:1999 High pressure water (hydro) jetting systems - Guidelines for safe operation and maintenance
    AS/NZS 2022:2003 Anhydrous ammonia - Storage and handling
    HB 213:2003 Guidelines for safe working in a confined space
    AS 2727-1997 Chainsaws - Guide to safe working practices
    AS/NZS 4067:2004 Firefighters' helmets
    AS 5804.1-2010 High-voltage live working General
    AS 3780-2008 The storage and handling of corrosive substances
    AS/NZS 2243.1:2005 Safety in laboratories Planning and operational aspects
    AS/NZS 2865:2001 Safe working in a confined space
    AS 4233.1:2013 High pressure water jetting systems Safe operation and maintenance
    AS/NZS 4681:2000 The storage and handling of Class 9 (miscellaneous) dangerous goods and articles
    AS/NZS 5026:2012 The storage and handling of Class 4 dangerous goods
    AS 3950-1991 Guide to managing product design
    AS 2601-2001 The demolition of structures
    AS/NZS 4488.2:1997 Industrial rope access systems Selection, use and maintenance (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 1336:1997 Recommended practices for occupational eye protection
    AS/NZS 4081:2001 The storage and handling of liquid and liquefied polyfunctional isocyanates (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 1418.6-2004 Cranes, hoists and winches Guided storing and retrieving appliances
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